1. Team mates, become your best mates Via i.dailymail.co.uk Training and playing together mean you form bonds for life on and off the pitch, a successful team needs excellent communication and trust. 2. All body types welcome. Via gms.cachefly.net Whether you're short, fast, strong, or just plain fearless, theres a position for everyone in rugby, all you need is a bit of determination and passion. 3. No muscle goes unworked. Doug Kapustin / For The Washington Post / Via washingtonpost.com Whether its building your legs muscles in the scrum, toning your arms from passing practice or strengthening your core in the line outs, there will be no need for any extra visits to the gym. 4. Impress the boys Via trytagrugby.com You'll be able to put any boy to shame when you can tackle them to the ground or explain why the refs just blown his whistle when you're watching a game together. 5. It teaches you life skills which you can apply to everything Via vnews.com$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvbxnPQrLPHbhf2IlzhEh1jWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_j Rugby is a game which requires commitment, resilience, discipline, adaptability and everything else in-between. All attributes that are useful off the pitch too! 6. Respect from woman to woman Via scrumqueens.com Every player respect one another, including the ref, there's no room for bitchiness on the field. 7. Who said mud isn't chic Via fermoyrugby.wordpress.com You might, be covered in mud, and wearing a gum shield and scrum hat, but that doesn't mean you can't still look great - who wants a girly girl these days! 8. Rugby builds both physical and mental strength Via defender.smcvt.edu You have to be strong in all sense of the word. A bad day on the pitch means you have to come back fighting ever harder the next day - important to do at all times in life. 9. If boys can be ballet dancers, girls can be rugby players Via flickr.com We're in the 21st century and it's time to beat the stereotypes!